Atlanta’s Back-to-Back Monster Energy Supercross Races Comprise First-Ever Duel in the Dome Competition
Fans Invited to Join the Journey to Supercross Leading Up to
Throwback Theme for Second Race
|AURORA, Ill. (February 20, 2015) -Feld Motor Sports® announced today that the back-to-back Monster Energy Supercross races on February 21 and February 28 in Atlanta will comprise the first-ever Duel in the Dome competition, with the trophy being awarded to the rider that scores the most points in the 450SX Class in the two races at the Georgia Dome.
In celebration of the two races, fans will get a unique opportunity to experience some of the storied history of Monster Energy Supercross through the “Journey to Supercross,” an interactive fan experience featuring the Legends and Heroes mobile museum, that will make five stops in the area. The historical journey culminates on February 28 with a Throwback Race that pays homage to the sports’ roots.
Riders and teams will support the Throwback Race by outfitting their bikes and gear with a ’90s theme to pay tribute to the early days of racing, which produced the sport’s greatest rider in history, Jeremy McGrath, and the first-ever race at the Georgia Dome (1993). In addition, the race track will feature ’90s-themed design, including the popular over-under bridge.
“Atlanta has always been one of Monster Energy Supercross’ largest attended races, and in addition to the first race, we will pay tribute to the riders that have paved the road to today’s top racers with our throwback theme,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports.
“For us, Atlanta is considered our home race since our team’s headquarters is in North Carolina, so this a huge deal for our team,” said Jeremy Albrecht, team owner, Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha. “We look to the back-to-back races in Atlanta and being a part of the throwback theme.”
Stops for the “Journey to Supercross” include:
Tickets are available at the Georgia Dome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800) 745-3000, or online at www.SupercrossLive.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Main Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Club Seating is $60 Adult/Child; 100 & 200 Level Sideline Seating $45 Adult/Child; 100 & 200 Level End Zone Seating $35 Adult/Child; 300 Level Seating $20 Adult/Child. Fans can also get in to the Pits for FREE from 12:00-6 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium’s pit entrance (valid only with event ticket).
Headlining the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television package will be the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. EST. FOX Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 will broadcast 3 races live. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app will live stream each race.
As a precursor to the live television, don’t forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live, which will stream on SupercrossLive.com from 12:50 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. local race time each Saturday during the season. Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live webcast.